Dragon Minerals - Update November 23, 2018

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25095: Scheelite, Tungstite, and Ferberite - $60
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang County, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Small cabinet - 7.5 x 5.0 x 2.8 cm (3.0 x 2.0 x 1.1 inches)
Weight - 288 grams (0.63 pounds)
Specimen status: Available   Send email to order

A large but incomplete ferberite crystal (missing terminations) hosts a 1.9 cm cluster of translucent to opaque scheelite crystals. Around the base of the scheelite cluster is a partial hallow of yellow, microcrystalline tungstite. (Tungstite is rare at the Yaogangxian Mine.) The scheelite and tungstite both glow a bright blue-white under shortwave UV. One very small chip is seen on one scheelite under the hand lens, otherwise no damage to this interesting association specimen.

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